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Finding Community: What Gender Odyssey Has Given Me
Gender Odyssey is more than a conference that someone can attend to listen to speakers and sit in on workshops. It’s a place where people connect. It’s a place where kids hang out and play all day, free to be themselves and never feel that they are an “other.” It’s a place where families get together for dinner in the evenings. It’s a place where friendships are started and built upon. It’s a place of community.

No Family Need Take their Gender Odyssey Alone, Not Anymore
With all the kerfuffle swirling around these children, now more than ever, a safe and professionally-led space like Gender Odyssey is critical to help trans adults, children and families explore their journey, and to help the professionals who serve them do so armed with the latest research and tools.

Press Releases

Professional Training Conference on Transgender Issues Expands to Second City
Release Date: 10/25/2016
Seattle, Washington – In response to overwhelming demand, Seattle’s long-running Gender Odyssey conference is excited to announce it is expanding in 2017 to include a two-day professional conference in Los Angeles, California. Gender Odyssey Professional – Los Angeles (#GOProLA) will premiere Wednesday and Thursday, June 28-29, at the Burbank Marriott. GO Pro Seattle (#GOProSEA) will continue at the Washington State Convention Center August 23-24, 2017 along with the Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family Conferences on August 25-27.

The Seattle Public Library Presents Trans Teens Art Exhibit at Central Library June 17
Release Date: 06/08/2016
The Seattle Public Library will host an exhibit called “Imagine the Possible: Trans Teens Paint,” featuring acrylic paintings and mixed media by local transgender youth from Friday, June 17 through Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, 206-386-4636. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

15th Annual Gender Odyssey Conference To Be Held August 4-7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington
Release date: April 26, 2016
As visibility for transgender issues and communities reaches a historic high mark, over 1000 participants will gather in Seattle, WA for the annual Gender Odyssey Conference. This year marks the 15th year for the gathering. Gender Odyssey’s primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment, with conference tracks for professionals, families and trans people of all ages.

International Transgender Conference Expected to Draw 1000 Participants To Seattle, Kate Bornstein to Keynote, Attendees include professionals, activists and families
Release date: August 15, 2015
Gender Odyssey, an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming (GNC) people, will be held in Seattle, WA from August 19 – 23, 2015. The conference is expecting approximately 1000 diverse set of participants, from practitioners to activists to families to trans and GNC individuals of all ages.

Chaz Bono, Cheryl Kilodavis, Author of My Princess Boy, to Appear at Groundbreaking Conference for Families of Transgender Children August 5-7, 2011
Release date: May 18, 2011
The Gender Odyssey Family conference is pleased to welcome Chaz Bono and Cheryl Kilodavis as this year’s featured keynote speakers. Chaz and Cheryl will be profiling their best-selling books, “Transition” and “My Princess Boy,” respectively. The Gender Odyssey Family Conference, the first family-centered event for people raising transgender and gender non-conforming children and teens, returns for the its fourth annual meeting at the Washington State Convention Center, August 5-7th, 2011. This three-day conference, developed to specifically address the unique issues encountered by parents of transgender children and teens, will offer strong family programs including Creating a Safe School Environment for Your Child, Navigating Differing Parenting Styles, Advocating for Your Child, and Health Issues for Toddlers to Teens.

Gender Odyssey Presents Conference Dedicated to Families Raising Gender-Variant Kids
Release date: June 7, 2007
Families with gender variant and transgender children will find a wealth of information and support at Gender Odyssey’s first national conference focused specifically on them. The ground-breaking conference will be held Aug. 31 — Sept. 2, 2007 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle. At this event, families with kids who do not conform to society’s traditional gender expectations can connect with each other, while having access to national experts in the field of gender variance.